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You Asked What manual transmission was on a 12 valve Cummins?

ATS NV4500 Manual Transmission Assembly 4WD for the 1994-1997 Dodge 5.9L 12V Cummins | ATS Diesel.

Will a NV5600 work on a 12V Cummins?

Yes it will. You need the engine adapter/ flywheel and clutch for the NV5600 unless it is a small shaft 5600. If its a small shaft you can use the getrag clutch.

Can you still get a Cummins with a manual transmission?

But the question remains – are there any diesel pickups available with a manual transmission? If you’re shopping for a new diesel pickup, unfortunately, the answer is no. In fact, most pickups these days are offered with an automatic transmission only. Manual isn’t even an option.

What transmission will fit a 12 valve Cummins?


What transmission is in a 5.9 Cummins?

BD Performance 47RE Transmission 00-02 5.9L 24V Cummins.

What 6 speed manual is Cummins?

98.5-02 Dodge Cummins 5.9L with 6 Speed Manual Trans

Manufacturer Scheid Diesel
Engine Dodge
Model Ram 2500 – 3500
Start Year 1998
End Year 2002

What’s better NV4500 or NV5600?

The NV5600 is the workhorse trans that has tighter ratios (ending with the same final drive) than the NV4500. The gap between 3rd and 4th in my 4500 is considerable, so towing lots of weight uphill takes forethought on what gear you wanna be in/what point you need to shift, but nothing crazy.

Can you replace a NV4500 with a NV5600?

Exactly. It is an upgrade to a NV4500 to install a NV5600 sized input shaft and a bigger clutch.

Is the NV5600 better than the G56?

The nv5600s are a little “notchier”. I think the gear ratios in the nv5600 were a little more favorable for towing as well, but the G56 isnt bad either. Really both transmissions are pretty good, as long as it still shifts great in the truck you’re looking at you should be fine.

What was the last year Ram offered a manual transmission?

The 2022 Ram 4000 is the last Ram truck with a manual transmission.

What year did Cummins stop making manual transmission?

The 2018 Ram 2500 was the last American pickup truck you could get a manual transmission with. This was definitely the end of an era because there was a time when you could only get a pickup with a manual transmission.

Did Ram discontinue the manual transmission?

The heavy-duty trucks lost their manual option next, with Ram holding out until the 2018 model year. Midsize trucks have long been a mainstay for gear-grinders, but alas, as of 2020 we’re down to only two manual transmission options: the Toyota Tacoma and Jeep Gladiator.

Will a Allison transmission bolt to a 5.9 Cummins?

ATS Diesel Performance is now offering a complete kit so that our Allison 6 Speed Automatic transmission can be installed behind the Cummins 5.9L and 6.7L Engine.

What year is the 12 valve Cummins?

1989 – 1993

The Cummins engine had been successful in agriculture implements for a few years prior, so in 1989 Cummins and Chrysler introduced the 12 valve as an alternative the the V8 gas powered Dodge.

What transmission does a Cummins swap take?

Transmission Options

Dodge overdrive transmissions such as the 47RH, 47RE, and 48RE are a good choice, but they’re heavy. If you’re building a smaller vehicle, adapters are available for TH400s, 727 Torqueflites, and Powerglides, as well as manual transmissions.

What year 12V Cummins is best?

Among its strong suits are

  • P7100 (The Holy Grail) While the 12-valve was built from 1989 to 1998, most people look for the 1994-98 model.
  • Affordable Injector Upgrades.
  • Simple Designs.
  • HX35:
  • Free Horsepower.

How much power can a 12V Cummins make?

Though it’s quite restrictive, the factory cast-iron 12-valve cylinder head will allow you to reach 500 hp, but that aged head gasket might not live at 35-45 psi of boost.

How much horsepower does a 12V Cummins have?

5.9L Cummins 12v (6BT) Engine Specs

Engine: Cummins 6BT (commonly referred to as the “12 valve Cummins”)
Horsepower: 160 – 215 HP @ 2,500 RPM
Torque: 400 – 440 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Governed Speed: ~ 2,700 RPM
Engine Weight: ~ 1,100 lbs, dry & dressed (~ 890 lbs dry, engine assembly only)

What manual transmission did Dodge use?

G56 Transmission Specs

Transmission: Mercedes-Benz G56
Type: 6 speed manual transmission
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Predecessor: New Venture NV5600
Model Years/Applications: 2005 – 2010 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 (5.9L/6.7L Cummins turbodiesel) 2011 – 2018 Ram Trucks Ram 2500/3500 (6.7L Cummins turbodiesel)

What is a 3rd Gen Cummins?

The term “3rd Generation Cummins” refers to Dodge Cummins trucks with model years between 2003 and 2009. This generation of Dodge Cummins diesel trucks is one of the most desirable of all diesels because you can still get the 5.9L 24v Cummins engine but it’s paired with newer technology and bigger cabins.

How do I know if I have a NV4500?

How do I know if I have a NV4500?

  1. TRANSMISSION IDENTIFICATION. The NV4500 transmission identification tag is attached to the shifter top cover.
  2. GM 4WD NV4500 (1993-94) During the first two years of the NV4500, Chevy offered this 5 speed with a 6.34:1.
  3. GM 4WD NV4500 (1995)
  4. GM 4WD NV4500 (1996 & Newer)

How much HP can a NV4500 handle?

The NV4500 will not hold up to steady towing even if you limit it’s input to less than 300HP. If you limit application of power to everything but 4th it should hold up pretty well. Every other gear is on the countershaft, and the countershaft is the weak link of the transmission.

How good is NV4500 transmission?

The NV4500 transmission is considered to be the toughest and most reliable 5 speed manual transmission ever built. Robust and reliable, this 5 speed transmission was supplied in pickup trucks (up to 1 Ton) and is a popular replacement in older trucks with 4 speeds.

How strong is the NV4500?

A NV4500 is rated to a GVW of 14,500. The amount of power a tranny can hold is completely dependent on the driving style. I have heard guys blowing tranny’s just over stock, and some reaching over 600hp.

What vehicles use the NV4500?

General Motors used the NV4500 as RPO MT8 & MW3 in 8500 + GVWR light trucks.

  • 1991–2000 GMC & Chevrolet C/K 2500 and 3500.
  • 1999 & 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500.
  • 2001–2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500 and 2007 Silverado Classic.
  • 2001–2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500.

Who makes the NV5600 transmission?

The NV5600 is a Heavy Duty close ratio 6-speed manual transmission that was used in 1999-2005 Dodge RAM 2500 and 3500 Series ¾ ton and 1 ton Trucks with the 5.9L Cummins Engines. It was manufactured by New Venture Gear, a division of Magna Powertrain.

Who makes the G56 transmission?

G56 History &amp

Originally manufactured in Brazil by Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes G56 transmission is a 6-speed manual transmission. It was designed specifically for Dodge Ram 2500 or Dodge Ram 3500 diesel trucks and light pickups. The G56 transmission was designed as a replacement for the NV5600 transmission.

How much HP can NV5600 handle?

a stock nv5600 with a big input will hold over 500 pretty easly but dont excpect to be doing power shifts or drag racing with it, sled pulling it should last at over 500 no problem but shifting uder power im sure it will bust.

When did Dodge stop using the NV5600?

NV5600 Transmission Overview

It was used in Dodge trucks between 1998 – 2005, and featured a much better gear spread and torque capacity than it’s predecessor.

How heavy is a NV5600 transmission?

The NV5600 weighs 360 lbs. and is provided in both 2WD and 4WD. The transmission can handle Dodge diesel pickups with a gross combined hauling weight of 26,000 pounds.